GORUCK Ballistic Trainers

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.5
75 Reviews

GORUCK Ballistic Trainers

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.5
75 Reviews
CA$146.00
CA$167.00

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Gear Specs

BrandGORUCK
Made In USANo
Shoe ColorNavy / White / Coyote
Shoe TypeUnisex
Product Description

To build their new Ballistic Trainers™, GORUCK took everything that works (and nothing that doesn't) about existing functional fitness shoes and combined it with the latest proven science on proper under-foot support. The result is one of the industry’s “most versatile and functional shoes for training in the real world,” according to head product developer Paul Litchfield (owner of more than 160 patents in his field).

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GORUCK Ballistic Trainers
Navy / White / Coyote

To build their new Ballistic Trainers™, GORUCK took everything that works (and nothing that doesn't) about existing functional fitness shoes and combined it with the latest proven science on proper under-foot support. The result is one of the industry’s “most versatile and functional shoes for training in the real world,” according to head product developer Paul Litchfield (owner of more than 160 patents in his field).

The Ballistic Trainer’s 3X Support™ system is particularly innovative, delivering adaptable stability across all dynamic movements. The idea is simple: rather than having just one arch in your foot, you actually have three arches (the medial longitudinal, lateral longitudinal, and anterior transverse arch). And whether you’re sprinting, rucking, or weightlifting, you need support under all three of those arches to not only improve performance, but to help prevent common issues like plantar fasciitis and knee strain. The Ballistic Trainer offers this 3-tier support, as well as a scientifically selected 8mm heel-to-toe drop—a versatile happy medium that creates the best biomechanical advantage when lifting heavy loads (squat, clean, snatch) or moving more than 400 meters (running or rucking).

Each GORUCK Ballistic Trainer also includes a wide toebox for greater comfort, extra lace-lock eyelets to create a tighter heel lock, and GORUCK branding on the interior and tongue. You can check out all available sizes and additional colorways in the purchase area.


Gear Specs

Specifications

  • Men’s Training Shoes
  • Upper materials: Engineered Knit, 1680D CORDURA®
  • Gradient Density™ EVA Midsole
  • Triple Compound Rubber Outsole
  • Custom High Density Insert
  • 8mm heel-to-toe drop
  • Weight (size 9): 0.675 lbs (10.8 ounces)
  • Lace-Lock eyelets
  • Built in Vietnam
  • Color: Navy / White / Coyote


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Fit Guide

GORUCK Ballistic Trainers

US Men's4.04.55.05.56.06.57.07.58.08.59.09.510.010.511.011.512.012.513.014.0
US Women's6.06.57.07.58.08.59.09.510.010.511.011.512.012.513.013.514.014.515.016.0
UK3.54.04.55.05.56.06.57.07.58.08.59.09.510.010.511.011.512.012.513.5
EU36.53737.5383939.5404141.54242.5434444.5454646.547.254849
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Upper - Dual Material Construction
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Upper - Dual Material Construction

A flexible, breathable warp knit covers the entire forefoot seamlessly, while the lace area, midfoot, and heel are built from two panels of Special Forces grade Ballistic nylon (1680D CORDURA®), offering protection on rope climbs with additional structure and stability in the midfoot and heel.

Midsole - Gradient Density™ EVA
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Midsole - Gradient Density™ EVA

The well cushioned forefoot area is resilient and flexible with optimal rebound for running, jumping, or performing other explosive movements. When lifting or squatting, the firm heel keeps you grounded on a stable platform, with the 8mm heel-to-toe drop maintaining your center of gravity for a versatile mechanical advantage.

Outsole - Triple Compound Rubber
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Outsole - Triple Compound Rubber

A high-traction rubber in the forefoot increases grip in any environment; the shoe’s midfoot rubber is formulated from a rock climbing compound for the best abrasion resistance and long term durability (ideal for rope climbs); and the heel rubber is extra dense and tough, designed not to wear down after miles of running or rucking.

All GORUCK built gear, apparel, and footwear comes with the GORUCK Scars Lifetime Guarantee.  This Guarantee covers craftsmanship defects as well as repairs on gear.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 75 Reviews
AaronSN
★★★★★
★★★★★
1 week ago
Love them…size recommendation
About a month into wearing these. Bought for training and casual wear, not for running. Shoe is very stable, especially when compared with spongy soles. Size recommendation was confusing after trying the size tool on GoRuck’s site. I wear an 10.5 New Balance, 11.5 Nike (for running) and 10.5 ASICS Kayano. The tool said buy 11.5 comparing to Nike and 11 compared to Kayano. I decided to use my 10.5 and I found these fit well. If you’re buying for a run, then you probably need to go up in size, but these may not be your first choice in shoe. The toe box has ample room, but perhaps the other reviewers complaining about its narrowness have wider feet. I have NOT run in these but logged a few 3-4 mile brisk walks and these were VERY comfortable. I bought the color in the photos because they were on sale and I wasn’t familiar with the brand. They look sharp, but will probably show dirt soon. I would absolutely buy a GoRuck sneaker again, at least by my month-1 experience.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
KristinH
Wisconsin
★★★★★
★★★★★
4 weeks ago
Awesome shoe
Great shoe for crossfit! They provide great support for my feet and are very comfortable. Since wearing the ballistic trainers and rough runners my foot pain is gone! I normally wear 8 women’s in athletic shoes and these run true to size. I will be buying more!
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Jonas5
★★★★★
★★★★★
June 16
Overall pretty good
Im not in love with the shoes, but they are pretty good. The toe box is not quite as wide as I had hoped. They definitely don’t run small which is what I was reading some people had said. At first I thought I was gonna have to send them back, but luckily they came with an alternative insert and those ones worked great. I have the flat inserts in versus the shaped ones. It created more space where my big toe joint meets the seem of the laces portion of the shoe.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Dani D
Salem, Oregon
★★★★★
★★★★★
June 11
Almost perfect.
Loved everything about these except sadly they were too narrow. The quality was good. I loved the style, color, and the material so much I was really bummed when they didn’t fit. Maybe if I got a 1/2 size larger than my shoe size, but I’m not sure. I was surprised since they were advertised as wide toe box. Really wished they worked out. Instead I had to give them away cause I worse them thinking they’d work so I can’t return them.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Fargo ND
★★★★★
★★★★★
June 10
Great
Roomy in the toes. Soft edges doesn't feel like I will roll an ankle in these on uneven terrain under load.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Alexander C
New York, NY
★★★★★
★★★★★
June 9
Great shoes
I love these shoes. They're comfortable, and I like the minimalist / casual design. They're great for all things CrossFit.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Shawnlock
Central TX
★★★★★
★★★★★
May 14
Nice shoe, sizing is weird 🤷‍♀️
Took two tries to get a workable size . Previous reviews suggested going a 1/2 size down (for women) I went with my regular unisex 6.5. That was too small. Next try was 7.5- much better. 8 would probably be ideal…. Shoe is comfortable. Supportive for what I need with rucking. Not my current thing but feels like it would be good for general CrossFit type training.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
That1Dude_Rick
Chicagoland area
★★★★★
★★★★★
April 17
Own 2 pair of the high tops black and lunar
Bought my first pair about 2 years ago and right out of the box these fit great. I have a very wide foot with an adequate arch and these shoes fit like a glove. I wear them for WODs, lifting, rucking (I have a pair of their rucking boots as well) i also wear them with jeans or other pants and they don't look like "sneakers" I'm not a fan of wearing sneakers with any kind of pants. I was lucky enough to get the hi tops before they were phased out. Great shoes for just about everything one can do throughout the day. I most definitely recommend these to everybody. Those who've bought a pair after I recommended are very happy with their choice.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
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